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    Quote Originally Posted by HighwayTrout View Post
    The lightest trailer is still heavier than the GVWR rating of the Jeep.

    Honestly I think a Jeep is too small and underpowered for trailer life. But I understand the draw. I also would love one for all the same reasons you said.
    I agree, I don’t even want to tow my trailer empty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sipafz View Post
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    The Max Tow Capacity is 7,650 which is more than the GVWR of 6,250. I’m admittedly not a towing expert so what are you saying?
    Am I reading this wrong? The trailer you want weighs more than 7K. The Jeep is rated for 6 grand and change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighwayTrout View Post
    Am I reading this wrong? The trailer you want weighs more than 7K. The Jeep is rated for 6 grand and change.
    I'm reading it the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighwayTrout View Post
    Am I reading this wrong? The trailer you want weighs more than 7K. The Jeep is rated for 6 grand and change.
    I went back and looked. And that's what I read also

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighwayTrout View Post
    Am I reading this wrong? The trailer you want weighs more than 7K. The Jeep is rated for 6 grand and change.
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    I'm reading it the same way.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dale72 View Post
    I went back and looked. And that's what I read also

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    Not a single one of those trailers fits the bill for towing. All over weight and that’s probably empty too. Add another 1000 pounds for shit inside and water. Way over weight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    Lol reading is fun.

    Not a single one of those trailers fits the bill for towing. All over weight and that’s probably empty too. Add another 1000 pounds for shit inside and water. Way over weight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    Lol reading is fun. 🤪

    Not a single one of those trailers fits the bill for towing. All over weight and that’s probably empty too. Add another 1000 pounds for shit inside and water. Way over weight.
    I'm not gonna lie, I've been finding the marketing by FCA regarding Jeeps to be pretty misleading at best to down right wrong lately. I don't know what the hell they're thinking but if they aren't careful, it's gonna bite them in the ass.

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    And for what you are going to pay for a airstream you can get a decent sized class C motorhome

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    Sport S

    I just bought a JT Sport S for my son on Memorial Day. It has tow package and soft top. Out The Door was 42k. So far he has driven it to visit the Grand Parents in Santa Barbara, CA and he seems to love it. I think he put 1000 miles on it the first week. If your focus is towing though, why not go with a larger truck which you can get in that same price range? For example, I've seen Car Dealers who still have 2018 NEW RAM 2500 on their lots and they are seriously willing to deal. When my daughters were younger, I was towing a 4 horse goose neck trailer every weekend using a RAM 2500 Long Bed and that thing towed like a dream. 4 horses with gear and tack can be a tricky haul since the horses can move a little. Hope you find the right ride for you.
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    the airstream 23 FB weighs 4800lbs empty and it's GVWR is 6200lbs so basically the trailer can be loaded with 1400lbs of supplies including the 48 gallons of freshwater (including hot water tank capacity). so say around 1000lbs of junk can be carried inside the trailer. That actually is a lot of stuff and should be pretty easy to carry much less. on page 367 of the JT's owners manual says the gross combined wt rating (trailer and vehicle) is 12800lbs for the sport and 765lb tong weight. i would say the 23FB would be well with in limits.

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